Monday, June 4, 2012

The kiddie list

JUNE 2 – 3, 2012

The summer season of racing is upon us. The conclusion of the Triple Crown means that this blog turns its attention to the two year olds of 2012 as we attempt to find the best and brightest of the crop. Last year, we pointed out Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill and countless other runners before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles that were highlighted on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double digit wins.

The Kiddie List will cover the best juvenile workers breezing four and five furlongs. We’ll post the top five workers and blue bloods from Aqueduct/Belmont/Saratoga, Arlington, Fair Hill, Monmouth, Keeneland/Churchill, Santa Anita/Hollywood Park and Del Mar. If a particularly well bred baby from the database shows up at another track, we’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. It’s highly suggested that you use a virtual stable, available through Equibase, DRF or Brisnet to follow the babies in whom you’re most interested.


Saturday June 2, 2012

Examen (Giant’s Causeway - Surf N Sand, by Boston Harbor) (C) 4F :47.60 (3/52). His dam started a five-race win streak in her second start and eventually won a listed stakes. She’s a half-sister to three multiple stakes winners, plus the stakes veterans Demarcation and Fishy Advice were produced by her half-sisters. Examen has some class and could be one to watch from July forward.

Beyond Compare ( Tapit - Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo) (C) 4F :47.80 (4/52). He’s a half-brother to the stakes winning turf miler Dancing Solo. Their dam is an unraced full sister to the MGSW Voodoo Dancer. With Kingmambo and Danzig as his first two damsires, look for Beyond Compare to be a strong Turf/Poly runner and he’ll like some distance.

Leaving Trax ( Circular Quay - Copelan's Joy, by Copelan) (C) 4F :47.80 (4/52). His dam won her debut and a listed stakes in her second start. A couple of Leaving Trax’s half siblings won early in their careers as well. This colt should be a fairly precocious sprinter. Leaving Trax’s first crop sire has one runner on the track, a runner-up in a MSW at Calder.

Wild Slew ( Doneraile Court - Sunnie Wild, by Wild Zone) (C) 4F :47.80 (4/52). Two of his half siblings and their dam won/placed in their first few starts. Wild Slew has a modest pedigree filled with hardy runners.

Sunday June 3, 2012

Stay in Dixie ( Dixie Union - See How She Runs, by Maria's Mon) (C) 4F :47.00 (1/58). This is the second consecutive 4F bullet posted by Stay in Dixie. His dam started her career with a five race win streak, including victories in the Fantasy (G-2) and Selene (G-1), but Stay in Dixie’s half siblings weren’t that precocious. Stay In Dixie has a string of strong works and could emulate his dam. He’ll likely be best in longer sprints up to 1 1/8 miles.

Eye Love Jeanie ( Showing Up - First At the Wire, by Awesome Again) (F) 4F :47.40 (3/48). Neither her dam nor half-sister has made it to the track. Eye Love Jeanie’s third dam is Baby Zip, dam of City Zip and Ghostzapper, but this line of her offspring is modest. Eye Love Jeanie’s first crop sire has one runner on the track, a fourth place finisher at Canterbury Park.

Jasser ( Kitalpha - Dressed for Action, by Bold n' Flashy) (F) 4F :47.40 (3/48). Her sire is a full brother to the international staple Kingmambo. Kitalpha was a successful sire in South Africa before moving to the US. Jasser’s dam won her debut and a stakes as a juvenile. Dressed for Action’s half-sister is also a juvenile SW.


Saturday/Sunday June 2 & 3, 2012 - No top five workers due to weather.


Saturday June 2

Renee's Queen ( After Market - Mighty Renee, by Maria's Mon) (F) 4F :47.60 (2/34). She’s a half-sister to Sorrento Stakes (G-3, 6½f) winner Mighty Caroline. Her first two dams are unraced but her third dam Over All was a multiple graded stakes winner at two (Landaluce, Spinaway, Matron, Schuylerville, etc.).

Renee's Titan ( Bernstein - Titan Queen, by Tiznow) (F) 4F :47.80 (3/34). She’s a first foal. Her dam is a half sibling to two stakes runners. Her sire is an average producer of Polytrack runners.

Loving Caroline ( Powerscourt (GB) - Pretty Audrey (NZ), by Van Nistelrooy) (F) 5F 1:00.80 6/47. This is the second 5F work posted by this filly, so she may show up in a race soon. Her dam won her only start and is a half-sister to a NZ Gr.1 placed runner. Loving Caroline should do well over Polytrack or turf.

Sunday, June 3

Resisting Arrest ( Kafwain - Rector's Lady, by Pulpit) (F) 4F :48.00 (7/55). Her dam hit the board once in three starts and is a ¾ sister to an Eng-Gr.3 winner. Rector’s Lady’s half-sister Transcendental placed in three G-1 races.


Saturday, June 2

Pretty Cool ( Smart Strike - Puxa Saco, by Dehere) (F) 3F :35.40 (1/51). Both half siblings to race won their debut. Her half-sister Exclusive Diva is a juvenile stakes winner. Their dam also won her debut and two stakes races at two. MG1 winner Gio Ponti is part of this distaff family.

Movin Empress ( Broken Vow - Treedom, by Forestry) (F) 5F 100.80 (3/61). Her dam hit the board once in four starts. The second dam was a stakes winner, but overall the immediate female family is modest. Movin Empress has been working steadily since April.

Heaven's Saint ( Langfuhr - Saint Sammi, by Saint Ballado) (F) 5F 1:10.60 (10/61). Her unraced dam is a full sister to Norfolk Stakes (G-1) winner Flame Thrower. Heaven's Saint’s half sibling placed in his second start. Heaven's Saint has been working well and she should be fairly precocious.

Sunday, June 3

Eversible ( Tiznow - Counterpoise, by Storm Cat) (F) 4F :48.80 (7/43). Her half-brother is a stakes placed runner. Their dam needed seven starts to win her maiden, but she’s a half-sister to MGSW and sire Peaks and Valleys. Eversible should improve with racing.

Churchill Training Center

Saturday, June 2

Collective Concept (Bertrando - Brief Interlude, by Deputy Minster) (C) 4F :49.80 (5/14). His full sibling needed three starts to win his maiden and was an allowance level runner. A half sibling, Lucky Mr. K, was more precocious, winning his debut and placing in juvenile listed stakes. This is a fairly classy distaff family. There are two stakes placed juveniles in the immediate family, plus the MG1SW Ad Valorem is also a member of this female line.

Sunday, June 3

Baltoro ( Red Giant - Sheena's Gold, by Fast Gold) (F) 4F :49.20 (3/14). Her sire was a late-developing, long-winded turf router. His offspring will likely be better with age and racing. Baltoro is a half-sister to 1998 Champagne Stakes hero The Groom Is Red. Although that one was fairly precocious, the overall family is better with distance and age.

Fair Hill

Sunday, June 3

Apologize ( Lemon Drop Kid - Aurelia, by Danzig) (F) 4F :49.40 (3/9). Her two half siblings and dam haven’t done much on the track, but this is a quality family. Apologize’s dam is a half-sister to Go For Wand (G-1, 9F) heroine Aldiza and five other stakes horses. The third dam is blue hen Courtly Dee, dam of the Champion Althea, grand-dam of the G1 winner/sire Green Desert, third dam of the top sire Arch, etc. Apologize will likely prefer two turns and be a mid to late season juvenile and could do especially well over the turf.

Farce (Political Force - Pun, by Pulpit) (F) 4F :49.40 (3/9). Her sire, a son of Unbridled’s Song, now stands in Saudi Arabia. His offspring are best at longer sprints to 1 ¼ miles. Farce’s is a product of Claiborne bloodlines. Her unraced dam is a half-sister to the multiple G-1 sprinter Zenzational. Farce’s second and third dams are stakes winners. Like Apologize, Farce may be a mid-late season runner who will enjoy two turns.

Zazz ( Tapit - Rasta Farian, by Holy Bull) (F) 4F :49.40 (3/9). Unlike the other two fillies, Zazz could be a bit more precocious. Her dam won her third start and was a listed stakes winner. Zazz is a first foal. Her dam is a half-sister to Somali Lemonade, who won the Jessamine Stakes (G3,8.5fT) as a juvenile. This is the distaff family of El Padrino, multiple graded turf winner Al Khali and the Champion mare Queena.

Look for works from Saratoga and Santa Anita in tomorrow’s Kiddie List.